taste test

Broccoli and chocolate? We try vegetables in chocolate fondue to test Japanese company’s claims

Cheese fondue we’d understand, but chocolate is a bit out there.

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This gigantic panda bento from Tokyo’s Kitchen Dive is deviously generous (and freaky-looking)

Panda lunch box from shop famed for their overwhelming generosity — too good to be true, or just too good?

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We try the new Zero-Second Chicken Ramen: Is it worth the hype?【Taste Test】

The popular instant ramen brand, instantly edible?

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We predict 7-Eleven’s new Zero Cider Triple drink is gonna be the hit drink of 2022【Taste Test】

We’re callin’ it like we taste it and this one’s gonna be BIG–unlike its calorie count.  

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Move aside hot dogs, the Tempura Udon Dog is here, and it’s amazing

This Japanese fusion dog dares to go where most fear to tread. 

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best negitoro sushi?【Taste test】

”They’re all pretty good!” was NOT our taste-tester’s verdict this time.

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We try Mister Donut’s new collab with Kyoto matcha sweets specialist Gion Tsujiri 【Taste Test】

Are the new matcha and hojicha donuts as good as they sound?

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Mos Burger’s new French toast: A delicious breakfast with a side of linguistic challenges

Taste-testing the treat with a name that’s a mouthful and a confusing condiment.

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‘Butter mochi’ flavoured chocolate may be the best kind of Tirol we’ve ever tasted

We can’t believe it’s not butter, and that it’s actually chocolate-y goodness!

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McDonald’s pink pie vs. KFC pink pie: Which one does it better?

Two very different takes on springtime in Japan.

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What’s it like to eat an enormous panda onigiri rice ball that weighs over two pounds?

This cute animal comes with four different surprise fillings.

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Japan’s new old-school Dragon Quest sweets are Slime-like in more ways than one【Taste test】

Maybe we should have been eating Slimes instead of fighting them all this time.

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Vegan curry rice – Taste-testing the new soy meat hamburger steak from Japan’s CoCo Ichibanya

New topping can be had with vegan or meat-based roux.

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Iron flavoured traditional Japanese candy is a thing, and you bet we tried it

Unique sugar candy’s iron flavouring tastes like blood.

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Man or pan? Japan’s new meatless meat buns confuse our taste-tester

The inside of the No-Filling Steamed Bun still manages to surprise us.

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Starbucks vs. Tully’s — Is there such a big difference between Japan’s coffee giants?【Taste test】

We pit two of the most popular coffee chains in Japan against each other in our most caffeinated taste test yet!

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best iwashi sardine sushi?【Taste test】

Popular blue-backed fish go head-to-head at Japan’s top sushi chains.

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This Tokyo coronavirus quarantine facility’s bento boxed meals are amazingly good【Taste test】

A multi-day taste test our infected reporter would rather not have had to do, but his taste buds thank him.

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Starbucks Japan new Nyu Frappuccino: An old-school throwback that reminds us of Osaka【Taste test】

What’s old is Nyu.

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Miso powder on ice cream? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, we say!【Taste test】

Unusual combination turns out to be unusually delicious!

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